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Special Territories and Administrative Regions > District of Columbia > Government

SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2005.; FirstGov Official Government website; Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2003; United States Patent and Trademark Office;...
2004 Election > Total registered voters 293,000 [50th of 51]
2004 Election > Total voted 270,000 [50th of 51]
2004 Election > Total votes as percentage 62% [23rd of 51]
2004 Election > Voting age population 390,000 [50th of 51]
Electoral Votes 3 [50th of 51]
Gun Laws > Permits
A valid registration certificate is required for possession or transfer of any firearm.
Gun Laws > Prohibited firearms
A registration certificate shall not be issued for a sawed-off shotgun, machine gun, short-barreled rifle, or handgun not validly registered prior to September 24, 1976. Handguns cannot be purchased, except by law enforcement officers, retired District police officers, military personnel, licensed dealers, and organizations employing at least one commissioned special police officer or employee licensed to carry a firearm (where the handgun is used solely during the employee's duty hours).
Gun Laws > Prohibited persons
A registration certificate for a legal firearm cannot be issued to a person who is under 18 years of age (those between the ages of 18 and 21 need anotarized statement from a parent or guardian); convicted of or under indictment for a crime of violence or weapons offense; convicted of an offense involving drugs, assaults, or threats; acquitted by reason of insanity; adjudicated a chronic alcoholic; committed to a mental hospital; suffering from a physical defect and unable to use a firearm safely; adjudicated negligent in a firearm mishap causing death or serious injury; or otherwise ineligible under District law Registration applicants are required to demonstrate adequate vision and pass a written test evidencing satisfactory knowledge of District firearm laws.
Patents Issued 1,576 [48th of 54]
Pet skunk > Legality of skunk ownership Illegal
Seat belt legislation > The laws > Base Fine Before fees $50.00 [5th of 48]
Seat belt legislation > The laws > Original effective date December 12, 1985
Seat belt legislation > The laws > Type of Law Primary Enforcement
Seat belt legislation > The laws > Who is covered Age 16+ in all seats
State court > Nomenclature > Court of Last Resort
Court of Appeals
(previously: Municipal Court of Appeals)

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ALTERNATIVE NAMES: District of Columbia, Washington (District of Columbia), DC, D.C., Dist. of Col.

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